The ascent up the mountain went so well the first time, I thought I would push Jenny a bit further. On this trip, I had to exaggerate in weighing down the front end. The Jeep is rated for 1000 pounds. The previous owner doubled the spring steel “shocks”, allowing between 1500 and 2000 pounds, which is what I guess I’ve been doing. The tires don’t like that, but hey, we survived! Here’s the… um… passenger “seat”:
From the driver’s side. Plenty of room!
And of course, from the back:
With the wood of the cross spread out like this, Jenny went right up the mountain. You might be asking what the finished wood with hinges and stuff is. O.K. I got that for almost nothing at Habitat for Humanity. I’m thinking of making all that into the sidewalls of the itsybitsy little chapel in the hermitage. So, progress is being made.
The mornings have been rather cool, though I haven’t noticed any ice just yet. I already notice that the progress on replacing the plastic walls with wood or tin is helping out quite a bit. It’s less humid inside, and a some degrees warmer than it would have been last year. Thanks to all of you who have made this possible.
For instance, some of your donations have gone to renewing insurance for Jenny the Jeep. That helps a lot. May the Lord reward you all!